Die redende Thiere über Menschliche Fehler und Laster [uber]. [Parts 16-23].
Book Id: 93751
FREE domestic or international shipping with direct order. **Franckfurt / Leipzig: 1742–1744. 8 copper-engraved plates. 134; 102; 128, ; 104, ; 131, ; 108, ; 110, ; 116,  pages. 16.8 x 10 cm. Period full calf tooled in blind, joints cracked, edges lightly foxed; overall very good. Richter was a Bavarian lawyer, writer, critic and publisher with an enormous literary output, mostly anonymous or pseudonymous. Die redende Thiere (The Talking Animals) ran to 44 parts published serially 1741-1746. Despite a superficial resemblance to fable, the series was actually a vituperous commentary on events during the then-raging War of the Austrian Succession, sympathetic to Empress Maria Theresa and critical of Karl VII of Bavaria, whose armies had invaded Austria. One assumes the material was too inflammatory for publication within Bavaria itself, thus its anonymous publication in Hessia and Saxony.